TOP3 blunders

By: rwessel (robertwessel.delete@this.yahoo.com), September 25, 2009 6:58 pm
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anon (no@mail.biz) on 9/25/09 wrote:
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>In your opinion, what are the TOP 3 (or more) blunders in the history of microcomputers?
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>IMHO:
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>1) Xerox failing to develop and market the Alto as quickly as possible;
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>2) IBM creating the PC in such a hurry that it not only sucked, but in the end,
>instead of IBM-PC, it became MS/Intel-PC;
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>3) IBM's refusal to properly market OS/2, the last chance they had to kill MS and
>own the dominant OS for the PC after the end of the MS-DOS era;
>
>4) Commodore's "self destruction".


Good Lord... How could we narrow it down to three? Well, I'll nominate the Apple ///, Osborne Executive, DEC Rainbow, and the entire TI 99/4 (and /2) line.
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